Credit Transfers,
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)
& Pathways

Choose an option:

If you have previously studied at another college or university and would like to apply to transfer those credits towards your program at Collège Boréal, you have THREE OPTIONS: 

1) INDIVIDUAL TRANSFER CREDITS

What are they?

Transfer credits award you an exemption for a course that you have successfully completed at Collège Boréal or another postsecondary institution. Only courses with a minimum final grade of C or higher than 60% may be processed for transfer credit purposes, except for programs which require a passing grade higher than C. Transfer credit requests are assessed with regard to standards and learning outcomes, similarity to the program’s content or other educational requirements, or applicability to the program’s content.

To apply: Fill out form BAR-022.

Fees: See Ancillary Fees.

2) BLOCK TRANSFER (Advanced placement)

What is it?

An advanced stage block transfer awards you an exemption for a group of credits or courses if they are equivalent to a specific set of results for a course or program you have completed in another institution. It allows the student to begin the program at an advanced

To apply: Fill out form BAR-029.

Frais: See Ancillary Fees.

If you have work or life experience that might be recognized towards a program you have been admitted to at Boréal and would like to request an assessment of that experience, you have TWO OPTIONS:


1) PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION (PLAR) BY COURSE

What is it?

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) by course gives students the opportunity to obtain specific college course credits for the skills and knowledge they have gained through previous learning experiences. PLAR is based on the assessment of non-traditional learning experiences, such as previous work experience, internships, volunteer work, workshops, conferences, self-taught training, political involvement, as well as athletic, cultural and social activities, travel experiences, etc.

To apply: Fill out form BAR-024

Fees: See Ancillary Fees.

2) PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION (PLAR) BY COMPETENCE

What is it?

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) by competence is a complete evaluation of the student's portfolio, which consists of non-traditional learning experiences, such as previous work experience, internships, volunteer work, workshops, conferences, self-taught training, political involvement, as well as athletic, cultural and social activities, travel experiences, etc.

Collège Boréal currently only offers this option for students who wish to register in the Early Childhood Education Program and who have prior work or life experience directly related to this program. We are currently developping PLAR by Competence for other programs such as Business Administration. 

To apply: Fill out form BAR-024b. Please contact the registrar's office for this form as it is not currently available online.

Fees: See Ancillary Fees.

1) PATHWAYS / ARTICULATION AGREEMENTS

What are they?

Articulation agreements allow students to obtain their training and achieve their professional goals sooner. Boréal has negotiated a number of articulation agreements with post-secondary institutions across Canada. Discover the opportunities that await you! These agreements may also apply to you if you graduated from a program formely offered by Collège Boréal. 

To apply: Please see the Articulation Agreements section HERE for a complete list of Articulation Agreements. 

Fees: Vary by institution. 

I am currently studying at or have recently graduated from Boréal and would like to continue my studies

2) GENERAL TRANSFER

What is it?

In the cases when there exists no formal articulation agreement, it may be possible to transfer credits. Most institutions allow students to request an anaylsis of their transcripts to see which credits will be recognized.  

To apply: Please contact the college or university of your choice and ask about their general transfer procedures. 

Fees: Vary by institution.

Please click here for a list of Articulation agreements at Collège Boréal. (English list is under construction). 

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